ManZhuan 2013 - blind tasting set 5

3.5 stars  3.5  1 review  Added 30.09.2013 by Eternal Spring, Tea status: [270] A 3657x
ManZhuan 2013 - blind tasting set 5
ManZhuan 2013 - blind tasting set 5 ManZhuan 2013 - blind tasting set 5 ManZhuan 2013 - blind tasting set 5
ManZhuan 2013 - blind tasting set 5 ManZhuan 2013 - blind tasting set 5 ManZhuan 2013 - blind tasting set 5
ManZhuan 2013 - blind tasting set 5 ManZhuan 2013 - blind tasting set 5 ManZhuan 2013 - blind tasting set 5
ManZhuan 2013 - blind tasting set 5

Category: Pu-erh

Country: China

Province: Yunnan

Harvest: spring 2013

Shop: PU-ERH.sk

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sweetish, rich, dense taste is apparent from the first brewing, in the second brew the fine gushu bitterness appears, in the cup you can feel nice flowerish aromas, pu-erh teas from Manzhuan has the ability even during his first year of aging to transform to sweet, honey like tones, that can be noticed in the tea even now, be careful with the dosage, number of grams used, this is a really powerful tea that with high dosage could be a very bitter like brew, these cakes unlike the others spring 2013 are pressed less tight

this spring hand-pressing of pu-erh cakes was done in a very skilled manufacture in Yiwu, is more tight than previous years, there is more work for me when taking apart the tea leaves for samples, but for long term storage the tight pressing will allow keep longer the aromas, the tea leaves won't dry that much, during this tighter pressing the man standing on the stone press needs twice as much time to have the leaves trample down


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Eternal Spring
11.11.2013 10:55:19
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The tea was part of Sheng 2013 Blind Tasting Set

Sample is not compact. This is a tea with a very long individual leaves. In this case, it is clear that it is ManZhuan. Tea leaves are filling almost the whole tea pot, but it is still the same 7 grams of tea. Scent of a young pu-erh is great – sweet and floral. The first infusion has a soft flavor, I guess too short steeping. I am steeping much longer. The tea was already over steeped according to the color, but the taste is still not bold. Slight sweetness, mild bitterness, dry tongue in aftertaste, but nothing distinctive. Such a "flat" taste, but the smell of leaves is splendid in a teapot.


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